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E: The Fall of France to the Nazis? Chris Matthews and Corporate Democrats’ Bernie Derangement Syndrome
Yes, and let's not forget Chuck Todd recently referring to Bernie supporters as brownshirts, which drew a rebuke from the…
E: The World Turned Upside Down
Very hopeful times, indeed. One point of disagreement: "If you’re still supporting Elizabeth Warren, or even another…
David Dobereiner: The World Turned Upside Down
Right on!
Michael: Fight Like an Oil Worker
Now, here is a former president who truly speaks and thinks as one! Brazil lost a real leader when…
owlishdog: In Defence of Speciesism
How about writing a piece in The Guardian on Julian Assange, George? Defending HIS life? Don't care or just want…
Michael: Where Have You Gone, Smedley Butler?
I learned of Gen. Butler many years ago when I was living outside the US but an avid reader of…
David Dobereiner: Bernie Sanders in Las Vegas
A President Sanders will prove that American democracy, for all its faults, can still produce its long forgotten ideal: a…
Antonio Carty: Sinn Fein’s election victory is Ireland’s ‘Brexit moment’
(Sorry for posting my comment already posted below, here again, but I have added to it a bit, so for…
E: In Defence of Speciesism
Monbiot talks good sense here. I would go further and say that human beings are indeed "innately superior" to other…
Antonio Carty: Sinn Fein’s election victory is Ireland’s ‘Brexit moment’
(Sorry for posting my comment already posted below, here again, but I have added to it a bit, so for…
Michael: Which Side Are You On?
Life and people are complex. We need to get over the simplifications that support suffering. Just that.
Michael Eisenscher: Is it Time for a New Labor Center in the United States?
We've been down this road before. Recall that the LIUNA, IBT, UFCW, SEIU, Unite HERE, UFW Change to Win alliance…
Antonio Carty: Sinn Fein’s election victory is Ireland’s ‘Brexit moment’
Forget Brexit, Rebellion is the Verb! While I essentially agree with Patrick Cockburn's article in the Independent…
Michael: Bloomberg’s Plot to Stop Bernie
I listen to Nader's blog/program. The man is experienced, honest, and brilliant. We better listen to him.…
Michael: About Last Week – and the Accelerated Drives to Extinction and Fascism
The simplest and most important sentence in Paul's article is: The ruling class wants the fascistic Antichrist over the neo-New…
Mary-Lee Lutz: The Pundits Wrote Off Bernie’s Candidacy
The fact is that an overwhelming majority of Americans want the programs that Bernie Sanders espouses. Affordable health care,…
owlishdog: The Pundits Wrote Off Bernie’s Candidacy
Wow. Such confidence so early! It's like sports pundits who predict a team's whole season after the first game's performance.
Michael: Mexico Is Showing the World How to Defeat Neoliberalism
I still have great hope for AMLO and Mexico. As the saying goes, "Pobre Méjico, tan lejos de dios,…
Michael: World War III’s Newest Battlefield
It's been a decade since Michael Klare wrote "The Race for What's Left" (published in 2012 but undoubtedly written at…
owlishdog: The Dark Side of the Trump Economy
While admitting the Democratic Party haven't looked after the workers, we once again get a plea, a desperate hope, for…
owlishdog: World War III’s Newest Battlefield
As the full effects of climate change take hold, the climate won't be the only thing that changes. Old…
Michael: The Lords of Finance Dominate the Media, Arms & Big Oil
Good article. Now if you're ready to read more, get a copy of Michael Klare's "The Race…
Michael: A Dispatch From the Caravan
Central Americans heading to the US is must one manifestation of a world, a planet, in crisis. In the…
owlishdog: Goodbye to All That: The UK after Brexit
Climate change is also going to have a significant effect on England's relationship with Scotland. Just as from the 1960s…
David Dobereiner: Goodbye to All That: The UK after Brexit
I agree with everything said here. As a dual US/UK citizen living in UK I was a strong supporter of…
E: How to Not Remove a Fascist
Warren is the main obstacle to removing Trump at this point. Her identity politics-drenched candidacy is having only one noticeable…
E: Left Election Strategy: Lesser Evil or Independent Left?
The climate for radicals is much better under a Democrat than a Republican. The issues that plague society can't be…
owlishdog: These Blue-Collar Trump Supporters Think the Economy Is Great
Why would Democrats try to prove Trump's economy isn't working? They've always been for it. Remember what Nancy Pelosi said?…
Seamonkey: Responding to Jack Rasmus 2
I tend towards a little of column A, and a little of column B. You don't get socialist activists…
E: Responding to Jack Rasmus
The idea that lesser-evilism is responsible for the rightward drift of the Democrats is dubious. It was primarily the adoption…
E: Responding to Jack Rasmus 2
"I am sorry but I believe it is Sanders, some other prominent young Democrats, and a huge number of activist…
E: Reply to Michael Albert’s Response to my Comments on the Open Letter
"Willing to abandon important principles.". "Sorry that’s a Left Liberal position and formulation."…
Harish Reddy: Responding to Jack Rasmus 2
Thanks for further clarifying the intent of the open letter (that it needs so much clarification is worrisome). The last…
Rosalie Kramer: Battle Strategically Everywhere: Response to Hawkins reply to Open Letter
I certainly will vote for Bernie if that is a choice. Other than that I will vote Green.…
Harish Reddy: Responding to Jack Rasmus
Thanks for responding so cogently to Jack Rasmus' surprisingly poor arguments against the straightforward and sensible election strategy put…
owlishdog: Responding to Jack Rasmus
Sorry, but Jack Rasmus is right and you, Chomsky and the others are wrong on this one. God, what does…
David Dobereiner: Media on Climate Crisis: Don’t Organize, Mourn
Excellent article. Perhaps the world will have to wait until a major coastal city has to be evacuated…
Michael: I Will Hold You in My Arms a Day After the War
Vijay Prashad is one of the best observers that I know of and this article is, of course, excellent.…
Kread: Two Wings, Four Despotisms
What I would give to have this writing talent. Another exceptionally well written article.
Kread: You Can Trust ‘Left Liberals’ to be Liberals First (and Left Last)
some thoughts: - yes, very disheartening that writers, intellectuals, that you read and admire could fall into this "lesser-evil"…
Thierry Blanc: Responding to Jack Rasmus
Some thoughts Game theory If we -- united in stopping Trump -- send a message to…
Thierry Blanc: You Can Trust ‘Left Liberals’ to be Liberals First (and Left Last)
I just posted an answer to Michael yesterday defending the Greens but fearing sacrilege as Chomsky is a co-signatory of…
Michael: Sometimes We Can Make Our Own Hope
This is one of the most positive things I have read in a long time. It is also what…
Thierry Blanc: Battle Strategically Everywhere: Response to Hawkins reply to Open Letter
The Democrats play the «Godzilla game» so that voters have to choose the lesser evil. Why give in to…
owlishdog: Battle Strategically Everywhere: Response to Hawkins reply to Open Letter
I don't agree. 2020 isn't special in that the people urging to vote tactically for Democrats have been saying the…
Seamonkey: Every State Is a Battleground
>Green New Deal It's funny you bring that up. The mainstreaming of the Green New Deal…
Don Fitz: Every State Is a Battleground
Green Party of St. Louis Endorses Howie Hawkins for President by the Green Party of St. Louis…
H H: An Open Letter to the Green Party About 2020 Election Strategy
"Real solutions will become somewhat more probable even with the likes of Biden in office." HELL, NO! Over…
Pali Guíñez: Socialism: Ecology or Nothing
Done! Thank you!!
John reynolds: The UK and the U.S.: Some Nasty Parallels?
AIPAC will smear Sanders as a crazy socialist liberal who has not yet been mugged by reality because he…
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